In the 1970s, Saab takes the credit for the being the first high-volume manufacturer of turbocharged road cars. The successful 99 Turbo introduced in 1977 therefore has to be seen as a classic by any standard, but before you rush out with your cheque book there are some important points to consider.
The Saab 99 GL, exquisite penance for the unrehabilitated car addict. No matter how you try, you can’t help but like it.
The thing is, right from the start you also have to face up to that Saab 99 attitude, a feeling of haughty immunity from competition—any competition.
The successful 99 Turbo introduced in 1977 therefore has to be seen as a classic by any standard, but before you rush out with your cheque book there are some important points to consider. First, only a couple of thousand 99 Turbos ever came to this country and the youngest of the survivors is now almost 40 years old.
With few excellent examples left, they are hard to find. The appreciation of original collector cars continues to gain steam as more enthusiasts begin to realize just how rare a true factory-original car that’s 40 years old or more really is.
Most of these cars are in very bad condition. But, fortunately, there are exceptions. We present you one The Californian Saab 99 GL, which seems to have just left the production line.
Rare is the car as original and well preserved as this Saab 99. His ex-owner (When the video was recorded, it was sold to a new owner in San Francisco) made an interesting review, where in 2 videos you can see perfectly preserved Saab 99 GL from 1978:
Pure Classic Saab…